The Osun State Governor-Elect, Ademola Adeleke, has warned the incumbent Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, and his appointees against the diversion and looting of government assets and public properties.
Ahead of the change of government in November, Adeleke warned the government of efforts to privatise public properties and bankrupt the state’s finances.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke alleged unwholesome criminal activities by some government functionaries and appointees, including some serving commissioners and top government officials under the watch of Oyetola.
The statement partly read, “We have it on good authority that Osun state assets within the state, Kogi, Lagos, Abuja and outside the country are being tampered with for private acquisition.
“Emerging reports also indicate several shady conduct ongoing within the state finance ministry aside from N17 billion loan allegedly taken by the Governor to prosecute the lost election, we are inundated with credible reports of emergency contract awards, hurried processing of payments vouchers and a grand agenda to incure further debt under the guise of project implementation. There is an elaborate plot to further bankrupt the state to complicate governance under the new administration.”